Introduction to volunteers and the law

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Date(s) - 17/01/2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Volunteers enrich and enhance our community services but, what are the legal implications that organisations need to be aware of?

Course content

This session will highlight ‘best practice’ in providing a supportive volunteering environment while being aware of your statutory obligations in relation to:

  • Employment law and volunteers
  • Safe guarding
  • Under 16’s and work permits
  • Expenses and benefits
  • Insurance and public liability

Questions you will be able to answer

  • What is the legal status and implications of involving volunteers?
  • Can under 16’s legal and safely volunteer with my organisation?
  • When do volunteer expenses constitute employment law?

What others say…

  • This is a new course. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Meet the trainer

I am one of Community Action Suffolk’s Volunteering Services Officers and have over 12 years experience training adults and young people within Suffolk. I was an ESOL tutor for various DWP training organisations and now use my skills within the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector to support volunteers and volunteer managers. I also have experience of working with, and supporting and retaining, volunteers in projects.
Siobhan Kranjanasilp


  • 6 December 2016, 1pm to 4pm, Ipswich
  • 17 January 2017, 1pm to 4pm, Ipswich *NEW*
  • 11 May 2017, 1pm to 4pm, Lowestoft


£30 VCSE
£35 non-VCSE

There is also the option for organisations to have the course tailored to your specific needs and delivered at a venue of your choice.

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